The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Description of My Father, Naftali Herts Kon
Ina Lancman, daughter of Soviet Yiddish poet Naftali Herts Kon, describes her father's physical appearance, personality, and voice.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Ina Lancman.
This excerpt is in English.
Ina Lancman was born in Kazakhstan, Soviet Union in 1941.
This interview is part of the Beyond the Books: Yiddish writers and their descendants series.
Other video highlights from this oral history
We Fell Through The Cracks: Our Family's Move to Kazakhstan During World War Two
2 min 49 sec
Slide 1 of 9
Pots Were Still on the Stoves: Returning to Czernowitz Immediately After World War Two
1 min 36 sec
Slide 4 of 9
Czernowitz, March 1949: Witnessing My Father, Yiddish writer Naftali Herts Kon's Arrest
4 min 36 sec
Slide 6 of 9
Poland was Stuck between the Pressures of the Soviet Union and the West: My Father Naftali Herts Kon's Arrest in Poland, 1960
5 min 18 sec
Slide 7 of 9